Microsoft said Thursday it aided law enforcement agencies in several regions to disrupt a four-year-old botnet called Dorkbot, which has infected one million computers worldwide.
The Dorkbot malware aims to steal login credentials from services such as Gmail, Facebook, PayPal, Steam, eBay, Twitter and Netflix.
Microsoft’s first purpose-built Windows 10 flagship devices are beginning to arrive in markets worldwide, and despite being the first high-end Windows Phones to come from the firm in recent years, they may not be the 'ultimate' devices we've been waiting for. While the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are remnants of its Nokia acquisition, Microsoft has supposedly been working on delivering its first mobile device to originate from Redmond.
Microsoft has killed Dell's user-pwning root certificate and its self-reinstalling .dll with its antivirus Defender tool.
The certificate is a big blunder because it opens a universal means for attackers on public networks to hose new Dell laptops.
That's because bright minds planted a self-signed certificate and private key on new laptops which allows attackers on public WiFi to steal otherwise encrypted usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data.
Downloadable versions of Windows 10 version 1511, the November 2015 update, appear to have been removed after their release earlier this month.
Windows 10 build 10586 has been released to Fast ring users of the Insider Preview program today. There's not a lot new in this build, just bug fixes, but it's important nonetheless: this build is believed to have been signed off as good enough for widespread use. As such, unless some critical last-minute bug is discovered, it should roll out to all Windows 10 users on Patch Tuesday next week, as the Windows 10 Fall Update.